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Offline clearcut

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Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:38 PM »
Hi to all!
New on the site.  I just purchased a kapex. the whole system with 2 crown stops and all other accessories.  I bought it specifically to make precise cuts on crown mouldings.  Was shocked when I noticed that I can not use the crown stop together with the ug extensions. All the other other saws and stand I owned before I was able to cut long pieces of crown moulding on and I thought this will be better than my other machine to do the job.  Am I missing something or did they actually miss the mark on engineering?  It must be just my inexperience on the machine!  I own most of the other major tools festool offers and I was happy with everything else....

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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 11:01 PM »
Reverse the UG rails (R to L and L to R) so that they act as crown stops and length stops as well.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 11:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

You might check out these aftermarket replacements for the Crown Stops that work with the UG Extensions:

Multiblades Kapex KA-UG Connection Brackets
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline CrpntrFreak

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 11:47 PM »
Reverse the UG rails (R to L and L to R) so that they act as crown stops and length stops as well.

Holy crap...... that is so simple. Wish I would have thought of that! Lol. Thanks!!

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 06:01 AM »
Reverse the UG rails (R to L and L to R) so that they act as crown stops and length stops as well.

Holy crap...... that is so simple. Wish I would have thought of that! Lol. Thanks!!
Yup!  I floated a question about the value of crown stops and I’m not sure if @Bohdan was who replied, but I got the same response and it works GREAT!  It is a little finicky to set up, but once done it works very well.  Totally agree.

You may need an additional outfeed support, but that is a pretty simple resolution.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 06:04 AM by Naildrivingman »
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Offline ear3

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 07:05 AM »
Another method I use is the one demonstrated by Gary Katz -- which is useful if you don't want to go through the trouble of switching around the UG extensions, and will give you support all the way through the cut:

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Offline clearcut

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 10:45 AM »
Thanks a lot for your input guys!  I tried reversing the UG rails, made my cuts on all the long pieces I needed to cut, then I used my crown stops to make my short pieces.  Works fairly well until I find a better solution.  Only issue I can see if I need to alternate between long and short pieces frequently ...   Thanks again!

Offline rizzoa13

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 07:19 PM »
Cutting on the flat and using a miter/bevel chart has given me way more accurate cuts than I was ever to get by cutting nested.

Offline Master Carpenter

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Re: Kapex. How to cut long crown moulding?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 08:56 PM »
Cutting on the flat and using a miter/bevel chart has given me way more accurate cuts than I was ever to get by cutting nested.

Cutting on the flat and using the Bosch digital angle finder with built in crown calculator has given me more accurate cuts faster than cutting nested.
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